New line at Bow
T & T by GBRf locos 66789 and 66719. Fantastic weather for this colourful pair of locos.
Best regards. Bill
A photo of the 'other' end of the Hawkeridge loop line at Westbury with DB Cargo 66113 waiting at the signal protecting Westbury East Loop Junction on 6M15 0707 Tytherington-Calvert. This was taken from the window of a class 800 approaching Westbury this morning (23rd) and shows the newly laid track on both lines that will now see increased use as demand for aggregates in the south Midlands and South East continues to grow. Also an older shot of the junction from April 2013 looking towards Westbury.
Regarding Chris Bellett's photos of Hawkeridge taken in 1970. The 'missing' distant signal on the right-hand post for trains running towards Westbury was later reinstated, possibly around 1978 when the south end of the station was resignalled with MAS. I remember it having a large white 'out of use' cross placed upon it for some time prior to being brought into service. (Photo by Bob Taylor dated 29.04.1984, train signalled for the loop line). The crossover seen here was removed along with the semaphores just two weeks later when the area was transferred to Westbury Panel box. In later years the telegraph poles (right) ran from Hawkeridge 'box as far as Trowbridge station from where cables took over as far as Bradford Junction signal box. These were replaced by the white concrete MAS ducting (left) and removed later in 1984.